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Smith Co. toddler drowns in pond

By Jena Johnson - bio | email 

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV)- A two-year-old boy drowned Saturday afternoon, according to authorities. It happened around 4 p.m. at a nearby pond on Seven Hills Road in Smith County.

Authorities say the child's family was working in the yard when the boy, Geno Gonzales, wandered away and somehow got into the pond.

Lt. Tony Dana of the Smith County Sheriff's Office says at this time it appears to be just a tragic accident, but authorities have passed the case along to Child Protective Services out of standard procedure.

The boys older sister died three months ago of brain cancer.

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